List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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Barack Obama is currently the most followed account on Twitter with over 108 million followers.

The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter.[1] Former U.S. president Barack Obama tops the list with over 108 million followers. The most followers by female is American singer Katy Perry, she was also the first to exceed 100 million followers, in June 2017.[2]

Top 50 accounts[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin.[1] It was last updated on August 15, 2019.

Rank Change
(monthly)
Account name Owner Followers
(millions)
Activity Country
1. Increase @BarackObama Barack Obama 108 Former U.S. president United States
2. Decrease @katyperry Katy Perry 108 Musician United States
3. Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 106 Musician Canada
4. Steady @rihanna Rihanna 93 Musician and businesswoman Barbados
5. Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 84 Musician United States
6. Increase @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 79 Footballer Portugal
7. Decrease @ladygaga Lady Gaga 79 Musician and actress United States
8. Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 78 Comedian United States
9. Steady @YouTube YouTube 72 Online video platform United States
10. Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 65 Musician and actor United States
11. Steady @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande 65 Musician and actress United States
12. Steady @realDonaldTrump Donald Trump 63 Current U.S. president United States
13. Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 62 Television personality United States
14. Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 58 Musician and actress United States
15. Increase @twitter Twitter 57 Social media platform United States
16. Decrease @britneyspears Britney Spears 56 Musician United States
17. Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 56 News channel United States
18. Steady @shakira Shakira 51 Musician Colombia
19. Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51 Comedian United States
20. Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 49 Current Prime Minister of India India
21. Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 48 Businessman and philanthropist United States
22. Steady @neymarjr Neymar 44 Footballer Brazil
23. Steady @nytimes The New York Times 44 Newspaper United States
24. Steady @JLo Jennifer Lopez 44 Musician and actress United States
25. Increase @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 44 Musician and actress United States
26. Decrease @KingJames LeBron James 43 Basketball player United States
27. Steady @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 43 Musician United States
28. Increase @CNN CNN 43 News channel United States
29. Decrease @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 42 Television personality and businesswoman United States
30. Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News 40 News channel United Kingdom
31. Steady @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 39 Musician Ireland
32. Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 39 Actor and film producer India
33. Steady @Drake Drake 38 Rapper Canada
34. Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 38 Actor India
35. Steady @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 38 Actor and film producer India
36. Steady @instagram Instagram 36 Social media platform United States
37. Steady @SportsCenter SportsCenter 36 Sports channel United States
38. Steady @KevinHart4real Kevin Hart 36 Comedian and actor United States
39. Steady @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 35 Rapper United States
40. Steady @LilTunechi Lil Wayne 34 Rapper United States
41. Steady @espn ESPN 34 Sports channel United States
42. Steady @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 33 Musician United Kingdom
43. Steady @Louis_Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson 33 Musician United Kingdom
44. Increase @realmadrid Real Madrid C.F. 33 Football club Spain
45. Decrease @LiamPayne Liam Payne 33 Musician United Kingdom
46. Increase @NASA NASA 32 Space agency United States
47. Decrease @Pink P!nk 32 Musician United States
48. Steady @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 32 Actor India
49. IncreaseIncrease @imVkohli Virat Kohli 31 Cricketer India
50. Steady @chrisbrown Chris Brown 31 Musician United States

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[3] Consequently, Twitter's own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.[4]
  • On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after being involved in a controversy. At the time, she was ranked 14th and had over 57 million followers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.